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Project Runway Recap: S16, E6

Project Runway Recap Season 16, Episode 6: Models Off Duty

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Project Runway Recap, S16, E5

Project Runway Recap Season 16, Episode 5: Descending Into Good and Evil

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Project Runway Week in Review S16, E4

We’re Sleeping Wear? Season 16, Episode 4 The designers must incorporate surface embellishment techniques into sleepwear fashions for Heidi Klum’s Sleepwear Collection. The winning look will be mass produced for Heidi’s line. photos courtesy of mylifetime.com. I was super excited … Continue reading

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Project Runway Week in Review–S16, E3

Project Runway: Week in Review A Leap of Innovation Taking inspiration from the movie Leap. I’ll start off by saying: I don’t get it. The winning look from E3 looked like a sloppy, ill-fitting oversized men’s shirt with button loop … Continue reading

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Fall Sewing Plans – Sew News Editor Picks

You’ve read about fall sewing trends with Mimi G, you’ve got your stretch velvet and your flannel and you’re ready to get sewing. Us too! Read on for more of what we’re planning for the fall. Amanda’s Plan Why, oh … Continue reading

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Project Runway Week in Review

Project Runway: Week in Review One Size Does Not Fit All Woo-hoo! Another season of Project Runway started last night and we are giddy with glee! all photos courtesy of Lifetime. My absolute favorite part of this season is that … Continue reading

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Custom Sweatshirt DIY

We’re pretty sure you can wear sweatshirts everywhere this fall and winter. Provided you have a good base pattern (and we recommend the Linden!), sweatshirts are easy to customize and upgrade, with some simple hacks, fabric selection and easy embellishment. … Continue reading

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Favorite Shirt Dress Sewing Patterns

If there’s a dress style we love for its ability to transition from summer to fall, it’s the shirtdress. Inspired by the button-up shirt, modern shirtdress patterns take on a variety of forms from shifts to vintage-inspired fit-and-flare designs and … Continue reading

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Sundress Week: Pattern Picks from BurdaStyle

Ty from Burdastyle.com joins us today with her top picks for sundress patterns.  In order for a regular dress to be considered a “sundress” I think it needs to show a little skin, and always have bare shoulders. I love … Continue reading

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Sundress Week: Isla Dress Pattern by Made by Rae

Amanda, here! Yay for sundress week! A bit of background before I hop into my pattern pick…so hold tight. When I started sewing, I focused on all dresses, all the time. After an extended break from sewing garments for myself, … Continue reading

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Favorite Wrap Dress Patterns

Dresses are the perfect thing to wear in mid-summer heat…and thank goodness they’re also one of our favorite things to sew! Join us this month as the Sew News and BurdaStyle editors discuss our favorite dress patterns, starting with wrap … Continue reading

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Happy Tank Week! I wanted to test a knit tank as well as a woven to have options. These will be my two go-to patterns for summer! First I went with the Rumi by Christine Haynes Patterns. I love Christine … Continue reading

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Tony Awards Best Dressed 2017

The Tony Awards is beginning to show that it can have a seat at the big kids table. If you’ve been a watcher of the Tony Awards you can’t help but notice that stars are bringing a lot more A … Continue reading

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13th Annual Denver Paper Fashion Show 2017 #paperfashionshow2017

I attended the 2017 Denver Paper Fashion Show put on by the Art Directors Club of Denver on April 6. It was an event that I’ve wanted to attend for awhile and the stars aligned this year. I went as … Continue reading

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Sew Your Stash: Creative Busting

My tendency toward fabric hoarding is well documented…and I’m mostly okay with it. I set limits for myself and try to stick to plans to sew my stash…and sometimes succeed. As I sew more and more garments, my stash of … Continue reading

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Wardrobe Planning: Too Many Distractions

With the changing of the seasons I start planning my spring and summer hand made wardrobe. I’m sure you’ve heard that statement sleeves are all the rage this season. I’m not falling for ginormous bell shaped sleeves. Not that it … Continue reading

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Statement Sleeves! Sewing’s Hot Focus + Tips From Linda Reynold’s Master Class in Set-In Sleeves

Every year there is always a body part we love to show off. 2015 was the crop top, showing off perfect and in my case not so perfect abs. One-shoulder cuts were hot too. Chokers were the thing to accentuate … Continue reading

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